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Does your LBS have a Roubaix SL4 Expert Ui2 in 61cm?

Old 04-18-13, 05:12 PM
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Does your LBS have a Roubaix SL4 Expert Ui2 in 61cm?

Specialized is running a sale on several bikes including the Roubaix SL4 Expert Ui2. I'd like to have one of these in a 61cm, but they are sold out and my LBS can't get one. Anyone in their LBS today or tomorrow AND within 4 or 5 hours of Nashville, TN, if you see one in stock, drop me a heads up please. The sale ends Monday and if there's one around, I'd love to have it. Thanks!
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Old 04-18-13, 07:25 PM
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good luck finding one

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/dea...0tn&radius=200
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You need a 61cm Roubaix with an inseam of 31.xx in? Doesn't really comport.
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Old 04-19-13, 06:01 AM
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It seems like you are rushing into a purchase without getting a good handle on the size needed. Your other thread shows lots of doubt. I would shop around and try different bikes/sizes before making this purchase. Buying a bike because the bar height is right is just part of the sizing.
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
It seems like you are rushing into a purchase without getting a good handle on the size needed. Your other thread shows lots of doubt. I would shop around and try different bikes/sizes before making this purchase. Buying a bike because the bar height is right is just part of the sizing.
But it's on sale!
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Originally Posted by Campag4life View Post
You need a 61cm Roubaix with an inseam of 31.xx in? Doesn't really comport.
Look where you are.
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Old 04-19-13, 06:19 AM
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Originally Posted by roadwarrior View Post
But it's on sale!
True. He got an ill-fitting bike at a bargain
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Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
It seems like you are rushing into a purchase without getting a good handle on the size needed. Your other thread shows lots of doubt. I would shop around and try different bikes/sizes before making this purchase. Buying a bike because the bar height is right is just part of the sizing.
OP...
I hope you listen to Stan's good advice. If your pant leg...presuming its pant leg length and not cycling inseam...there is a difference...is 31.xx inches, you sure don't need a 61cm Roubaix with 245mm head tube to achieve bars level with your saddle...even with flat or slammed inverted stem. Plus, you will likely be too stretched out on a 61. This is why I encouraged you to use the discipline of the CC on line fit calculator.
A top end bike like a Roubaix SL4 that doesn't fit well isn't really a bike worth owning.
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Originally Posted by Campag4life View Post
You need a 61cm Roubaix with an inseam of 31.xx in? Doesn't really comport.
Don't have a 31" inseam. More like 35". 31 was the measure from the pedal spindle to the seat.

Oh, and I did stop by the LBS yesterday are rode around the lot on a 58cm and the dealer said I did need to go up a size from that, plus I already have a 61cm Sirrus Limited (Roubaix frame) and it fits perfectly.
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Originally Posted by GaryPitts View Post
Don't have a 31" inseam. More like 35". 31 was the measure from the pedal spindle to the seat.

Oh, and I did stop by the LBS yesterday are rode around the lot on a 58cm and the dealer said I did need to go up a size from that, plus I already have a 61cm Sirrus Limited (Roubaix frame) and it fits perfectly.
A Sirrus 61cm rides much more upright than a 61cm Roubaix FWIW.
Since you have provided very little info about your body size, best to listen to your lbs.
FWIW I am 6'1" w/35" cycling inseam and ride a 58cm Roubaix with 120mm stem.
If you are at least 6'2" or taller, the 61 is a good size for you.
Good luck.
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Originally Posted by Campag4life View Post
A Sirrus 61cm rides much more upright than a 61cm Roubaix FWIW.
Since you have provided very little info about your body size, best to listen to your lbs.
FWIW I am 6'1" w/35" cycling inseam and ride a 58cm Roubaix with 120mm stem.
If you are at least 6'2" or taller, the 61 is a good size for you.
Good luck.
I agree here, listen to the LBS, which as he clearly stated in the OP that he'd like a 61. Since he is also looking for a Halo bike, if it happened to be ill fitting, he could toss that sucker up on ebay and probably make money on the sale.

Good luck finding one, but I know even out here 61's are rare to find in a shop.
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I'm 6'2".

I just said screw it and ordered a Domane 5.9 in a 60cm. I consider myself a Trek guy anyway although I do have the Sirrus. I actually ordered a 7.7, but it came in damaged and they couldn't get another one in for 3 or 4 months. This was back in the fall. In hindsight, I'm glad it worked out that way and I love the Sirrus outfitted with the single lever double tap shifters. A few months down the road, I'll likely put some wider tires on it and make it my hybrid and sell the Mendota.

Now to wait a week. In excited!
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Originally Posted by GaryPitts View Post
I'm 6'2".

I just said screw it and ordered a Domane 5.9 in a 60cm. I consider myself a Trek guy anyway although I do have the Sirrus. I actually ordered a 7.7, but it came in damaged and they couldn't get another one in for 3 or 4 months. This was back in the fall. In hindsight, I'm glad it worked out that way and I love the Sirrus outfitted with the single lever double tap shifters. A few months down the road, I'll likely put some wider tires on it and make it my hybrid and sell the Mendota.

Now to wait a week. In excited!
Congrats, make sure to put up pics. Where I work we're building a new Mountain Bike Park and I signed a deal with Trek for our demo rentals, looked really hard at the Domane for myself (love the 5.9) but didn't pull the trigger in the end. I've ridden one though and I'm sure you'll love it!
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My local Specialized store doesn't keep much in 61cm. When I went by wanting to see if a 58 or 61cm Secteur was the right size for me the only thing they had with a similar geometry in 61cm was an S-Works Venge, priced at an amazingly reasonable £6500.
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